Dating is the process people go through when they want to meet and/or get involved with potential romantic and/or sexual partners. Dating is how people get to know each other and determine if someone is a suitable partner for them. There are many different types and styles of dating. Not every form of dating will be done by every individual or culture of people.
Online dating is where people meet and get to know each other over the Internet instead of in person. People often chat, email and exchange photos online. Once a connection is made, people will often arrange an in-person meeting. Online dating is convenient for a lot of people, especially those who are constantly on the go.
Speed dating is generally set up by an organization or dating service. People arrive at a designated location and quickly spend one-on-one time with other dating candidates. Time spent with each dating candidate varies from 5 to 10 minutes. Speed dating allows people to meet a lot of dating candidates in one setting to see if one or more of them are suitable matches.
Blind dating is where two people who do not know each other are set up by someone else to go on a date. Blind dates are usually set up by friends, family or co-workers. You can ask your friend to set you up on a blind date, or it could come as a surprise. Don't hesitate to let others know what you're looking for. That way, your blind date isn't so blind.
Double dating involves couples going out together. Double dating is popular among teenagers, adult couples who have similar interests and for people on blind dates. Double dates give you the chance to see how your date interacts with other people.
Casual dating is when a person dates many people. Casual dating is done by people who are not interested in settling down with one person, by people who are searching for the right partner to settle down with and by people who are just looking for sexual relationships.
Serious dating is when two people date only each other, and they consider themselves a couple. Serious dating involves a commitment and monogamy. This type of dating often leads to becoming engaged and getting married.